National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebrations in Olds
Traditional Treaty 7 Territory and Region 3 of the Métis Nation of Alberta
Come and celebrate the heritage of First Nations: Inuit & Métis
“In cooperation with Indigenous Peoples’ national organizations, the Government of Canada designated June 21 National Indigenous Peoples Day, a celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ culture and heritage.
This date was chosen because it corresponds to the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, and because for generations, many Indigenous Peoples’ groups have celebrated their culture and heritage at this time of year.
National Indigenous Peoples Day is a wonderful opportunity to become better acquainted with the cultural diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples, discover the unique accomplishments of Indigenous Peoples in fields as varied as agriculture, the environment and the arts, and celebrate their significant contribution to Canadian society.” https://www.canada.ca
On Thursday, June 21, 2018, at 6:00 pm there will be a performance of New Blood at the TransCanada Theatre as well as a poetry reading by Marilyn Dumont and a Michif speaker. Tickets can be purchased at www.newbloodtickets.eventbrite.com
On Friday, June 22, 2018, head to Centennial Park and enjoy, drumming, dancing, food, and fun activities from 9 am to 4 pm.
For more information, please contact the Olds Institute at 403-556-1105.